Anthony Cassella, 89, of North Haven passed away on Monday, December 1, 2014 at Masonicare Health Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hamden on March 21, 1925; son of the late Raffaele and Michela Ciarleglio Cassella. Husband of Carmela Santacroce Cassella. Anthony served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during WWII as a front line machine gunner under General Patton. He worked as a carpenter and later worked at the Stop & Shop Warehouse for 18 years until his retirement. Father of Paula Saccavino, Janet (Guy) Tennyson, and Carol Cretella. Grandfather of Tonya (Robert) Mantovani, Michelle Tennyson (Carlos Gil), Sharlene (Colin) Hench, and Kristina Cretella (Liam Lytle). Great-grandfather of Marisa Mantovani, Alexa Mantovani, Colin Hench, Jr., and Layla Hench. Father-in-law of the late Robert Saccavino and Paul Cretella. Brother of the late Carmel Ardito, Rose Peters, Flora Laudermilk, Frank, Jeremiah, and Harry Cassella. The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff of the Masonicare Home Health & Hospice for the special care given to Mr. Cassella.


His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home 36 Washington Avenue Wednesday morning at 10:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Therese Church at 11. Interment with full military honors will follow at All Saints Cemetery. Friends and family may call Wednesday morning from 9 to 10:30am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, 33 North Plains Industrial Rd. Wallingford, CT 06492.